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Minnan Architecture: Swallowtail Roof

Swallowtail roof

This is an example of a swallowtail roof that is a prominent fixture of the traditional Minnan architecture of China’s Fujian province and Taiwan.

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About the author: Wade Shepard is the founder and editor of Vagabond Journey. He has been traveling the world since 1999, through 90 countries. He is the author of the book, Ghost Cities of China, and contributes to The Guardian, Forbes, Bloomberg, The Diplomat, the South China Morning Post, and other publications.